Hackaday Prize 2015

In 2015 the Hackaday Community will focus its creative efforts on solving serious issues.

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Build Something That Matters

Last year The Hackaday Prize began a movement, this year we're solving problems that matter to everyone.

The creative energy and years of experience found in our huge community of Hackers, Designers, and Engineers is waiting to be unleashed. Let's use that potential and move humanity forward. This doesn't mean one giant solution. Thousands of people, each lifting one stone, moves mountains.

Grand Prize

A trip into space or $196,883

2nd Prize

90 Watt Full Spectrum Laser Cutter

3rd Prize

Builder Kit (pcb mill, 3d printer, cnc router, bench lathe)

4th Prize

Tour CERN in Geneva, Switzerland

5th Prize

Explore Shenzhen, China

Solve a problem that matters in your community and you can win a trip into space or hundreds of other prizes. You can claim The 2015 Hackaday Prize.

$100K Best Product Prize

New in 2015! Dream of launching a product? We think $100k will help make that a reality.

Whether you're a Product Engineer, a Hardware Startup, or just love seeing a design all the way through, we want to showcase your work, there is a lot that happens between working prototype and selling serial number 1. This year we want to see that journey.

As an official entry in the 2015 Hackaday Prize you may choose to compete for the Best Product award. Deliver three working beta test units, prove your design can be manufactured, and you can win $100,000 in cash, a six month residency at the Pasadena HackASpace, and help with introductions to the partners you need to reach market.

More Ways to Win

Problems yearning for solutions

No matter where you live you can find a way to better your community. Providing medical care, conserving water, clearing pollution, and promoting access to education are just a few examples to get you thinking. How can you make a difference in these areas? Build something that helps to chip away at the root of the problem.

Here's How to Get Started

It all begins by sharing an idea. Your idea can even land you a prize! Start your project on Hackday.io by writing about a problem you are trying to solve and some ideas on how you might get there. Be sure to add the tag 2015HackadayPrize to the project to be considered for early prizes.


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